2004 Major League Baseball Season
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2004 Major League Baseball Season

2004 MLB season
LeagueMajor League Baseball
DurationApril 4 - October 27, 2004
Top draft pickMatt Bush
Picked bySan Diego Padres
Regular Season
Season MVPAL: Vladimir Guerrero (ANA)
NL: Barry Bonds (SF)
League Postseason
AL championsBoston Red Sox
  AL runners-upNew York Yankees
NL championsSt. Louis Cardinals
  NL runners-upHouston Astros
World Series
ChampionsBoston Red Sox
  Runners-upSt. Louis Cardinals
World Series MVPManny Ramirez (BOS)
MLB seasons

The 2004 Major League Baseball season ended when the Boston Red Sox defeated the St. Louis Cardinals in a four-game World Series sweep. This season was particularly notable since the Red Sox championship broke the 86-year-long popular myth known as the Curse of the Bambino. The Red Sox were also the first team in MLB history and the third team from a major North American professional sports league to ever come back from a 3-0 postseason series deficit, in the ALCS against the New York Yankees.

The Montreal Expos would play their last season in Montreal, before re-locating to Washington DC, becoming the Washington Nationals in 2005.

Statistical leaders

Major league baseball final standings


American League

National League

±hosted the MLB All Star Game



  • World Series Champions - Boston Red Sox
  • Playoffs - October 4 to 27, 2004.
  Division Series
League Championship Series
World Series
  1 NY Yankees 3  
3 Minnesota 1  
  1 NY Yankees 3  
American League
  4 Boston 4  
2 Anaheim 0
  4 Boston 3  
    AL4 Boston 4
  NL1 St. Louis 0
  1 St. Louis 3  
3 Los Angeles 1  
  1 St. Louis 4
National League
  4 Houston 3  
2 Atlanta 2
  4 Houston 3  


The following players reached major milestones in 2004:

Perfect game

Randy Johnson pitched the 17th perfect game in MLB history on May 18, 2004.

4000 strikeouts

Randy Johnson struck out Jeff Cirillo on June 29, 2004 for his 4000th strikeout.

500 Home Run Club

Ken Griffey, Jr - June 20

300 Wins Club

Greg Maddux - August 7, 2004

Single-Season Hits Record Broken

Ichiro Suzuki - 262 Hits (broke George Sisler's 84-year-old record of 257)

Walk-off home runs

There were a total of 80 walk-off home runs, which was then the MLB single-season record until 2018.[1]


Other awards

Player of the Month

Pitcher of the Month

Rookie of the Month

See also

External links


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